DURANGO, CO— Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers have hired Damon Scott as Head Brewstiller and Katie Nierling as General Manager of the Ska Street Brewstillery, slated to open in March.
As Head Brewstiller for Ska Street Brewstillery, Scott will brew and distill pilot batches and new products in collaboration with Ska Brewing Company and Peach Street Distillers. Previously, as technical brewing projects manager for the Brewers Association, he worked with industry leaders to develop resources for craft brewers. In 2010, Damon attended Heriot-Watt University and received an MSc degree in Brewing and Distilling. He has brewed at and managed brewing operations in Colorado and Washington breweries over the last decade.
“Having worked in Durango as a brewer for years, Ska was always at the center of my craft beer universe,” Scott says. “When I heard about the collaborative concept they were planning with Peach Street in Boulder, I jumped at the chance to finally work with these pioneering misfits! I’m stoked to help bring some new beers and spirits to the mix of outstanding liquids we’ll have from our two motherships.”
As General Manager for Ska Street Brewstillery, Katie Nierling will manage front-of-house operations at the new restaurant and 30 tap brewstillery bar. Nierling comes from Parry’s Pizza and the former Breckenridge-Wynkoop group where she worked at Ale House at Amato’s.
“I believe strongly in the mindset to grow your business with drive and innovation— and that is exactly what we are doing at Ska Street,” Nierling says. “We’re bridging the Western Slope gap to the Front Range. I really look forward to welcoming guests in for a true sensory experience with our love for music, ingredients sourced from all around Colorado, our award winning Ska brews and classic Peach Street Distillers spirits.”
Contact Chea Franz at [email protected] for more information about Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers’ new Ska Street Brewstillery.
ABOUT SKA BREWING
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces more than a dozen award- winning beers fueled with Ska music, and lots of it. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement, Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12 oz cans that include Mexican Logger, Modus Hoperandi, and Rue B. Soho. For information (a lot of it), more music, and a good time, visit www.skabrewing.com.
ABOUT PEACH STREET DISTILLERS
Peach Street Distillers was founded in 2005 in the heart of Colorado’s Fruit and Wine region, Palisade Colorado, where the high desert meets the mountains. The warm days and cool nights in Palisade make the local fruits and grains unimaginably delicious. Living the very definition of “craft” we do everything the hard way to turn these fermentable raw materials into extraordinary spirits. Because, this is what we consider fun and what makes for a mighty fine drink. Peach Street Distillers is Colorado’s oldest continuously owned and operated distillery. Visit Peach Street at www.peachstreetdistillers.com for more about the spirits and the spirits squad.
Contact: Chea Franz
Email: [email protected]